Five Sorry Tales

By Mick Jackson.

What happens when the everyday meets the surreal, when the adult world of middle England meets the imagination of children? In a series of dark and magical tales, Mick Jackson explores the possibilities.

Episodes

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20060129

Series of stories by Mick Jackson. 1/5. A Rowboat in the Cellar: A homemade rowboat leads an old man from his cellar to a magical cavern for the retired. Read by Alan Bennett.

20060205

Series of stories by Mick Jackson. 2/5. The Lepidoctor: A little boy discovers the secrets for bringing butterflies back to life. Read by Chris Langham.

20060212

Series of stories by Mick Jackson.

3/5. The Pearce Sisters

The Pearce sisters were perfectly content to live hermit-like in a shack on the beach. But a passing stranger inadvertently makes them review their living arrangements.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Producer Karen Rose.

20060219

Series of stories by Mick Jackson.

4/5. Alien Abduction

When a boy, bored by classwork, idly imagines that an alien spaceship has landed in the park, chaos ensues as the news spreads.

Read by James Fleet.

Producer Karen Rose.

20060226

Series of stories by Mick Jackson.

5/5. Hermit Wanted

Giles and Ginny are wildly wealthy. What could they possibly want for in life? Well - a hermit of course.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Producer Karen Rose.

AR01A Rowboat In The Cellar2005070420060129

By Mick Jackson.

What happens when the everyday meets the surreal, when the adult world of middle England meets the imagination of children? In a series of dark and magical tales, Mick Jackson explores the possibilities.A homemade rowboat leads an old man from his cellar to a magical cavern for the retired.

Read by Alan Bennett

AR01A Rowboat In The Cellar2005070420060129

By Mick Jackson.

What happens when the everyday meets the surreal, when the adult world of middle England meets the imagination of children? In a series of dark and magical tales, Mick Jackson explores the possibilities.A homemade rowboat leads an old man from his cellar to a magical cavern for the retired.

Read by Alan Bennett

AR02The Lepidoctor2005070520060205

A little boy discovers the secrets for bringing butterflies back to life.

Read by Chris Langham

AR02The Lepidoctor2005070520060205

A little boy discovers the secrets for bringing butterflies back to life.

Read by Chris Langham

AR03The Pearce Sisters2005070620060212

were perfectly content to live hermit-like in a shack on the beach.

But a passing stranger inadvertently makes them review their living arrangements.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Producer Karen Rose.

AR03The Pearce Sisters2005070620060212

were perfectly content to live hermit-like in a shack on the beach.

But a passing stranger inadvertently makes them review their living arrangements.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Producer Karen Rose.

AR04Alien Abduction20060219

When a bored schoolboy imagines that an alien spaceship has landed in the park, all hell breaks loose as the news spreads.

Read by James Fleet

Series of stories by Mick Jackson.

4/5.

Alien Abduction

When a boy, bored by classwork, idly imagines that an alien spaceship has landed in the park, chaos ensues as the news spreads.

Producer Karen Rose.

AR04Alien Abduction20060219

When a bored schoolboy imagines that an alien spaceship has landed in the park, all hell breaks loose as the news spreads.

Read by James Fleet

Series of stories by Mick Jackson.

4/5.

Alien Abduction

When a boy, bored by classwork, idly imagines that an alien spaceship has landed in the park, chaos ensues as the news spreads.

Producer Karen Rose.

AR05 LASTHermit Wanted2005070820060226

Giles and Ginny are wildly wealthy.

What could they possibly want for in life? Well, a hermit of course.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Series of stories by Mick Jackson.

5/5.

Hermit Wanted

Producer Karen Rose.

AR05 LASTHermit Wanted2005070820060226

Giles and Ginny are wildly wealthy.

What could they possibly want for in life? Well, a hermit of course.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Series of stories by Mick Jackson.

5/5.

Hermit Wanted

Producer Karen Rose.